HMRC : Tax Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

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Notice Summary
Title: Tax Apprenticeship End Point Assessment
Notice type: Prior Information Notice
Authority: HMRC
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Not applicable
Short Description:
Published: 11/06/2018 15:36

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UK-Salford: Education and training services.


Preliminary Questions
   This notice is for prior information only: No
   This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: Yes
   This notice is a call for competition: No
         
Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
       HM Revenue & Customs
       Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street, Salford, M60 9LA, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 3000526549, Email: mark.lehmann@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
       Contact: Mark Lehmann
       Main Address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs
       NUTS Code: UK
      Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
   The contract involves joint procurement: No.
   The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No .

I.3) Communication          
   Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address    
   Tenders or requests to participate must be sent: to the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority    
   Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5) Main activity:    
   Other activity: Collector of direct and indirect taxes

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement
   II.1.1) Title: Tax Apprenticeship End Point Assessment          
         Reference number: SR78419597          
   II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:       
      80000000 - Education and training services.
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
   II.1.4) Short description:
   HMRC is acting as a training provider for apprentices to deliver education and training for the Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship and is on the Education & Skills Funding Agency register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) under UKPRN No.10012772.

HMRC’s Tax Academy, as training provider, require the services of an End Point Assessor who will support them in the assessment of the Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship.

Prior to assessments HMRC will require to develop and adapt the EPAO’s existing summative case study, so that it reflects the work undertaken by tax professionals within HMRC. This bespoke EPA will still map to the apprenticeship standards and test the requisite level of knowledge, skills and behaviour, but will be written from a tax compliance perspective rather than accounting professional.          
   II.1.5) Estimated total value:       
      Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 300,000 - GBP
   II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No          
      Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided       
      The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description          
   II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):       
      80000000 - Education and training services.       
   II.2.3) Place of performance:       
      Region Codes:               
         UK - UNITED KINGDOM    
   II.2.4) Description of the procurement:       
      HMRC is raising market awareness of the opportunity and procurement approach for an Open Procedure for an End Point Assessor. At the time of the Contract Notice Issuance, potential bidders will have to meet the criteria mentioned in the Education Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) Conditions for organisations on the register of end-point assessment organisations. This document can be found at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697214/EPAO_Conditions_of_Acceptance_Version_2.2.pdf

It is a mandatory requirement that the End Point Assessor is registered on the ESFA Register of end-point assessment organisations and that they are ready to deliver an end-point assessment.
   II.2.5) Award Criteria :      
      Criteria below
      Quality criterion - Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 70
            
      Cost criterion - Name: Criterion 1 / Weighting: 30
               
   II.2.6) Estimate value
      Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 300,000 - GBP       
   II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system                    
      Duration in months - 24                     
      This contract is subject to renewal : YES          
      Description of renewals
         Option to extend a further two 12 month periods           
   II.2.10) Information about variants                 
      Variants will be accepted : NO           
   II.2.11) Information about options                    
      NO           
   II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
      The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds : NO           
   II.2.14) Additional information          
      The expected apprentice numbers requiring an End Point Assessment is approximately 200 during the term of the contract, however this number is not guaranteed. The first phase of the End Point Assessment is to be conducted from March 2019.    


II.3) Estimated Date of publication       
   17/07/2018            
Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information

III.1) Conditions for participation
   III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
      List and brief description of conditions:          
         It is a mandatory requirement that the End Point Assessor is registered on the Education Skills Funding Agency's ( ESFA) Register of end-point assessment organisations and that they are ready to deliver an end-point assessment.    
   III.1.2) Economic and financial standing       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
         Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
         Not Provided    
   III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
         Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
         Not Provided                  

III.2) Conditions related to the contract    
   III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided    
      
Section IV: Procedure   

IV.1) Description                
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system             
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - Not Provided
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:                
            Not Provided    
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
         An electronic auction will be used - NO              
   IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
         The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES
IV.2) Administrative information                    
   IV.2.5) Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 30/09/2019    

Section VI: Complementary Information       
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows                        
VI.3) Additional Information:       
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GO-2018611-PRO-12595166 TKR-2018611-PRO-12595165        
         
VI.4) Procedures For Appeal
   VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures:
      
             HM Revenue & Customs
       5th Floor West Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street, Salford, M60 9LA, United Kingdom    
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
      Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:                
         Not Provided       

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 11/06/2018

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UK-Salford: Education and training services.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
       HM Revenue & Customs
       Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street, Salford, M60 9LA, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 3000526549, Email: mark.lehmann@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
       Contact: Mark Lehmann
       Main Address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs
       NUTS Code: UK

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement
   
   II.1.1) Title: Tax Apprenticeship End Point Assessment      Reference number: SR78419597      
   II.1.2) Main CPV code:
      80000000 - Education and training services.
   
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES   
   II.1.4) Short Description: HMRC is acting as a training provider for apprentices to deliver education and training for the Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship and is on the Education & Skills Funding Agency register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) under UKPRN No.10012772.

HMRC’s Tax Academy, as training provider, require the services of an End Point Assessor who will support them in the assessment of the Level 4 Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship.

Prior to assessments HMRC will require to develop and adapt the EPAO’s existing summative case study, so that it reflects the work undertaken by tax professionals within HMRC. This bespoke EPA will still map to the apprenticeship standards and test the requisite level of knowledge, skills and behaviour, but will be written from a tax compliance perspective rather than accounting professional.

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 21/06/2018

VI.6) Original notice reference:

   Notice Reference:    2018 - 224764   
   Notice number in OJ S: Not Provided
   Date of dispatch of the original notice: 11/06/2018

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

      VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority    
      
      VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1
                  
         Section Number: VII.2          
         Lot No: Not provided          
         Place of text to be modified: Additional Information          
         Instead of: Not Applicable          
         Read: Please note that suppliers will need to register on the HMRC SAP Ariba eSourcing portal in order to take part in the Invitation to Tender event. Guidance on how to register can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528355/SAP_Ariba_Sourcing_Professional_Supplier_s_Guide_-_June_2016.pdf
                                    
   
VII.2) Other additional information: Please note that suppliers will need to register on the HMRC SAP Ariba eSourcing portal in order to take part in the Invitation to Tender event. Guidance on how to register can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528355/SAP_Ariba_Sourcing_Professional_Supplier_s_Guide_-_June_2016.pdf
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